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The AMERICAN CLUB of PARIS NEWSLETTER - April 2020 



Dear American Club friends:

In a time where we are looking for guidance, distractions, and a bit of an escape, it seems appropriate to reach out to all of you in the form of our Newsletter. It’s also our way of checking in with you, making sure you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. And at the same time, we offer a look back at some of our recent activities and accomplishments.

So far this 2019-2020 season we have had some fun, some serious, some grand and some casual events. We hope these photos will remind you all what the American Club is all about. It’s all about French-American friendship in good times and in stressful times like these. What makes the club strong is all of you, our family.

So sit back, have a look, and don’t forget that while we might be temporarily closed down for activities, we remain here for you and will be “back in action” just as soon as it is safe.


A few memories from past events:

Porsche Experience Center in LeMans. - February 29th, 2020:

This was prestigious event at the world renowned LeMans circuit; where we got the opportunity to sit next to a professional Porsche driver and do hot laps! We spent the day exploring this incredible spot!

Members Only Invitation Ralph Lauren 2020 Collection Cocktail Party - February 27th, 2020:

We were honored to be invited by Ralph Lauren to the private launch of his latest 2020 Women's Collection. This was a totally immersive experience by one of fashion's most iconic designers of ALL time. 

 

Skydiving Adventure - January 23rd, 2020:

The best indoor skydiving center and the only one in the heart of Paris! Flying into one of the biggest wind tunnels was exciting, and fun for all ages and completely safe. 



February Happy Hour - February 23rd, 2020:

Our monthly happy hour where we see old friends, meet new friends, and bring friends to discover the American Club!


Private Visit to the Former Wine Cellars of Louis XIV - September 26th, 2019:

January Happy Hour - January 21st, 2020:

Our monthly happy hour where we see old friends, meet new friends, and bring friends to discover the American Club!



Marche et Démarche, une Histoire de la Chaussure Exhibit - January 11th, 2020:

The Musée des Arts décoratif pays hommage to the shoe, in all its forms, in an exhibition titled 'Marche et démarches', a history of the shoe. 

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Christmas Party - December 18, 2019:

A jolly jolly evening where ACP members got together and celebrated Christmas! 

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Thanksgiving Gala Diner - November 29th , 2019:

The Club's annual Thanksgiving Gala Dinner at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. This year we got such an incredible turnout and wow that turkey was delicious!

The Kraemer Gallery Visit - November 23rd, 2019:

Kraemer is the oldest family owned gallery based in Paris since 1875, specialized in Museum quality 18th century furniture and objets d'art.

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November Happy Hour - November 19, 2019

Our monthly happy hour where we see old friends, meet new friends, and bring friends to discover the American Club!


Funny Girl The Broadway Musical - November 15th, 2019:

Our President’s Madame Leonard’s absolute favourite musical of all times!  A night of pure entertainment, joy and laughter. 


Members-Only Private Guided Visit Breguet  Museum - November 13th, 2019:

A lovely night spent at Breguet’s Museum: one of the oldest surviving watchmaker. Member and their spouses got the chance to experience a private guided visit and a glass of champagne at the Breguet Museum.


Private Walking Tour of the7th Arrondissement by Emilio Williams - October 24th, 2019:

In this private tour, Williams will shared his on-going research on the rich and forgotten history of the 7th arrondissement, followed by an optional diner at La Fontaine de Mars.


October Happy Hour - October 15th, 2019:


Visit to Christine Argillet’s Collection Exhibit - October 14th, 2019:

American Club of Paris member, Christine Argillet, daughter of Salvador Dali’s editor and owner of the Argillet Collection is pleased to present to us; drawings, sculpture, original engravings, and Salvador Dali’s Aubusson tapestries at a private exhibit « A Dali Autumn in Paris. Parisian Adventure in the Footsteps of Salvador Dalí".

Visit to Wine Cellars of Louis XIV
This was a very special evening discovering these extraordinary wine cellars, limited to just 20 participants, includes a guided visit in French, followed by an apéritif in a local bistro. 

Luncheon with Nicole Bacharan - September 18th, 2019:

On this day, Nicole Bacharan spoke to the club on The Future of the Transatlantic Relationship.


September Happy Hour - September 17th, 2019:

Our monthly happy hour where we see old friends, meet new friends, and bring friends to discover the American Club!

Guided Visit: Back Side/Dos à la Mode - September 14th, 2019:

Back Side/Dos à la mode, an off-site exhibition at Musée Bourdelle in Paris, features over one hundred works from the 18th century until present day that explore the evolution of the exposure of the back in fashion and art history. The visit was followed by a lunch at le 41 Pasteur.

Annual Cocktail Rentrée - September 2nd, 2019:

This is our annual cocktail where we kick off the season. It’s the perfect time for Members to invite friends discover the American Club of Paris. The American Club of Paris.


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MEMBER NEWS

We warmly welcome the following new members:

Louise Pulizzi & Daniel Perka, Jeri Yoshida, Florence Vivien, Deneen  Bunch, Nathalie Pecquenard, Axel Brière Ilaria Brière de la Hosseraye Jean Joseph Pani, Alexandre Aubard, Thierry Sueur, Ronald  Kirchem, Kenneth Rider, Karine Berthier & Louis Davin, Monica Rab, Eric Bohbot, Rachel Kaplan, Alexandre Champeau, and Olivier Guyot.

It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our dear friend Annette Leckart on April 5th.


FROM THE EMBASSY:

The Consul General at the US Embassy in Paris communicates daily on the COVID-19 situation. We highly suggest you register with the embassy to receive these notifications.

Here is the most recent : https://fr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ 


EXCITING NEWS:

Our in-house IT guru, Dan Shields is helping us revamp our website.  So check back in early May for a new and improved American Club of Paris website with fresh visuals, new content and a whole new look.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

As you know we have had to cancel all planned events under further notice. However, we look forward to sending you news shortly of what we have in store in the next few months.

Until then, stay tuned.


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